MarieBette was conceived by Jason Becton & Patrick Evans, who first met at the International Culinary Center (formerly, the French Culinary Institute). MarieBette is named after their two daughters, Marian and Betty.


Jason Becton

Owner | Chef

Jason left his job as an art director in advertising to a pursue a culinary career at the Four Seasons Hotel New York.

Jason’s interest in food and all things related was inspired by time spent in France. The use of seasonal ingredients and the simple-yet-beautiful presentations he was exposed to while in France helped to shape his culinary style.

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Patrick Evans

Owner | Baker

Patrick, a native son of Albemarle County, first found his inspiration where most cooks do—at home.  

Patrick grew up in a farmhouse in North Garden where family meals and fresh ingredients from the garden shaped his childhood.

His culinary journey has taken him to New York, Spain, and now back home to Charlottesville.

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General Manager

Growing up in California wine country with a chef for a mother and a farmer for a father, Will was taught early the importance of quality food and the value of time spent at the dinner table.  

Will moved to Charlottesville from California for new adventures and is enjoying his return to the culinary world.

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